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Sexualities: Sex Education Manuals, Modern: Canada
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Sex education in Canadian society is addressed within the formal educational system. The content and the role of the education system, as it pertains to issues of sexuality, is a matter of debate within the Canadian Muslim community. Ways in which sex education should be approached and discussed, especially with respect to Muslim women, is a point of particular contention in Canada.

Public schools across Canada include sex education as part of their curriculum. Sex education courses are age-specific and incorporate biological, moral, and emotional dimensio…

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Madhani, Taslim, “Sexualities: Sex Education Manuals, Modern: Canada”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 19 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0202a>
First published online: 2009



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